André Rieu

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André Rieu
Rieu in 2009
Rieu in 2009
Background information
Birth nameAndré Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu
Born (1949-10-01) 1 October 1949 (age 72)
OriginMaastricht, Netherlands
GenresClassical, Classical crossover, Waltz, Easy listening
Occupation(s)Violinist, Conductor, Entrepreneur
Instrument(s)Violin, 1667 Stradivarius, Captain Saville
Years active1978–present
LabelsDenon Records, Philips
Websitewww.andrerieu.com

André Léon Marie Nicolas Rieu (born 1 October 1949) is a Dutch violinist and conductor best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra.

Rieu and his orchestra have turned classical and waltz music into a worldwide concert touring act, as successful as some of the biggest global pop and rock music acts.[1] He resides in his native Maastricht.[2]

By December 2008, Rieu had achieved his 100th platinum accreditation in Australia[3] and by May 2011, Rieu had sold over $50 million worth of wholesale shipments of his CDs and DVDs in Australia and was the highest-selling music artist in the Australian market between 2006 and 2011.[4]

Early life and family[edit]

The name Rieu is of French Huguenot origin, though both of Rieu's parents were Roman Catholic. Rieu now considers himself to be an agnostic.[5] André was born to Andries Antonie Rieu and is the third of six children. He has two older sisters (Teresia and Cilia), two younger brothers (Robert and Jean-Philippe), and a younger sister (Gaby Buirma-Rieu).[2][6]

Rieu's father was conductor of the Maastricht Symphony Orchestra. Showing early promise, André began studying violin at the age of five. From a very early age, he developed a fascination with orchestra. He studied violin at the Conservatoire Royal in Liège and at the Conservatorium Maastricht, (1968–1973), studying under Jo Juda and Herman Krebbers.

From 1974 to 1977, he attended the Music Academy in Brussels, studying with André Gertler. He completed his training with the distinction "Premier Prix" from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels.[7]

He married Marjorie Kochmann in 1975.[8] She has been a language teacher and has written compositions. They have two sons, Marc and Pierre.[6]

He speaks six languages: Dutch, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.[8]

Career[edit]

Johann Strauss Orchestra[edit]

Vrijthof square during Rieu's annual concert series in his home town Maastricht (2018)
Andre Rieu and Carmen Monarcha (Düsseldorf, 2009)

Rieu created the Johann Strauss Orchestra in 1987 and began with 12 members, giving its first concert on 1 January 1988. As of 2020, he performs with between 50 and 60 musicians. Rieu plays a 1667 Stradivarius violin.[5]

Rieu and his orchestra have appeared throughout Europe, North and South America, Japan, and Australia. In 2008, Rieu's tour featured a full-size reproduction of Empress Sisi's Castle, the biggest stage to have gone on tour at that time.[9] During the first half of 2009, Rieu was the world's most successful male touring artist, according to Billboard magazine.[citation needed]

Recent world tour results in Billboard / Pollstar annual worldwide top tours lists
Year Rank # Shows Revenue Source
2010 #16 86 shows $39,992,285 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2010[10]
2011 # 9 102 shows $67,104,756 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2011[11]
2012 #10 99 shows $46,785,710 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2012[12]
2013 #20 70 shows $49,881,605 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2013[13]
2014 #17 70 shows $42,983,266 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2014[14]
2015 #20 101 shows $51,151,367 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2015[15]
2016 #23 71 shows $40,169,471 Billboard Top 25 Tours 2016[16][17]
2017 #42 89 shows $47,700,000 Pollstar Top 100 Worldwide Tours[18]
2018 #21 71 shows $55,933,149 Billboard 2018 Top 25 Tours[1]

Rieu records both DVD and CD repertoire at his own studios in Maastricht in a wide range of classical, popular, and folk music, as well as thematic music from well-known soundtracks and musical theatre.

In addition to two World Music Awards,[citation needed] Rieu's recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times Platinum in the Netherlands.[citation needed]

For two weeks in 2013, one of the channels of the BSkyB group, Sky Arts 2 in the UK, was renamed as Sky Arts Rieu. Between 30 March and 14 April 2013 Sky Arts Rieu broadcast Rieu concerts and documentaries 24 hours per day.[19]

Rieu also composed music for the 2014 film Tuscan Wedding.[20][21]

Reception[edit]

Chris Boyd, a critic writing for Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper, did not criticize his playing, but described Rieu's main stage function as "blarney and delegation."[22]

Eamon Kelly wrote in The Australian newspaper: "It is disappointing to see professional journalists indulging in cheap, inaccurate stereotypes to dismiss criticism of Rieu."[23] He also wrote: "Equally misguided are those who cursorily dismiss Rieu. Rieu's live and recorded performances have brought joy to millions of people. Few in his audiences are regular classical music attendees and it could be seen as promising that, via Rieu, they are listening to standards of the classical canon. The fact that Rieu's focus is on highly accessible, enjoyable repertoire is not an argument against his musical credentials."[23]

Honours[edit]

Selected discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
NL
[24]
AUS
[25]
GER
[26]
NZ
[27]
SUI
[26]
UK
[28]
Serenata
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1984
  • Label: Philips (412 322–1)
- - - - - -
La Belle Epoque
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Philips (824 717-1)
- - - - - -
Eine Kleine Salonmusik
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1987
  • Label: Philips (830 971–1)
- - - - - -
Hieringe Biete
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Marlstone Recordings BV (098904)
22 - - - - -
Strauß Gala/ Strauss Gala
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: Marlstone Recordings BV (098917)
9 - - - - -
Preuvenemint / Vrijthofconcert
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Mirasound (299079)
71 - - - - -
D'n Blauwen Aovond
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: CNR Records (100.385-2)
16 - - - - -
Merry Christmas
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: CNR Records (100.396-2)
34 - - - - -
The Second Waltz
  • Released: 1994
  • Label:
- - - - - -
Strauß & Co / Strauss & Co
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: September 1994
  • Label: Mercury (522 933–2)
1 82 4 - 20 -
Hieringe Biete 1 & 2
(with Maastricht Salon Orchestra)
  • Released: December 1994
  • Label:
7 - - - - -
Vienesse Blend
  • Released: September 1995
  • Label:
- - - - - -
  • NVPI: 2× Platinum[29]
Straus Gala
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: )
- - - - - -
Het Beste Van André Rieu 'Live'
  • Released: May 1995
  • Label: CNR Music (2002305)
48 - - - - -
Wiener Melange / The Vienna I Love
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 1995
  • Label: Mercury (528 786–2)
1 - 19 - - -
En Concert / In Concert
  • Released: October 1996
  • Label: Mercury (534 266–2)
5 - - - - -
Silent Nights
  • Released: 1997
  • Label:
- - - - - -
Stille Nacht / The Christmas I Love / Mein Weihnachtstraum
  • Released: November 1997
  • Label: Mercury (536 104–2)
18 - 6 - - -
Romantique / Romantic Moments
  • Released: October 1998
  • Label: Polydor (557 914–2)
19 - 6 - 17 -
100 Jahre Strauß / 100 Years of Strauss
  • Released: April 1999
  • Label: Polydor (547 456–2)
13 - 3 - 3 -
Das Jahrtausendfest / Fiesta!
  • Released: November 1999
  • Label: Polydor (543 069–2)
9 - 3 - 8 -
Celebration
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: April 2000
- - - - - 50
La Vie est Belle
  • Released: October 2000
  • Label: Polydor (549 227–2)
15 - 6 17 12 -
To Dream
  • Released: 2001
  • Label:
- - - - - -
The Collection
  • Released: June 2001
  • Label: Polydor (589 051–2)
- - - - - -
Musik Zum Träumen / Dromen / Dreaming
  • Released: October 2001
  • Label: Polydor (589 306–2)
8 - 7 25 13 -
Walzertraum
  • Released: October 2002
- - 8 - 35 -
Tour D'Amour / Love Around the World
  • Released: November 2002
  • Label: Polydor (065 260–2)
11 - - 38 - -
Die Welt Der Violine - Ein Himmel Voller Geige
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Universal Music (060249809938)
- - - - - -
Croisière Romantique / Romantic Paradise
  • Released: October 2003
  • Label: Philips (065 261–2)
10 - 6 - 24 -
Live At Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: 2003 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17192)
- - - - - -
Live in Dublin
  • Released: 2003 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17293)
- - - - - -
At the Movies
  • Released: March 2004 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17348)
- - - - - -
Tuscany
  • Released: September 2004 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17431)
- - - - - -
Der Fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman
  • Released: October 2004
  • Label: Polydor (9868113)
38 - 17 - 27 -
Aus Meinem Herzen / Songs from My Heart
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: September 2005
  • Label: Polydor (9834207)
33 - 26 - 56 -
Weihnachten Rund um die Welt / Christmas Around the World
  • Released: December 2005
  • Label: Polydor/Universal Music (060249874707 0)
60 - 20 - 34 -
Love Songs
  • Released: 2006 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17600)
- - - - - -
The Homecoming
  • Released: 2006 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17613)
- - - - - -
New York Memories
  • Released: October 2006
  • Label: Polydor/Universal Music (060249844387 3)
24 86 13 - 51 -
The André Experience
  • Released: September 2007
  • Label: Philips (5318267)
- - - - - -
André Rieu in Wonderland // Im Wunderland
  • Released: November 2007
  • Label: Universal Music (060251749533 3)
29 72 14 - 62 -
The 100 Most Beautiful Melodies - 2 - 38 - -
Waltzing Matilda
(with Mirusia Louwerse)
  • Released: April 2008 (Australia)
  • Label: Universal Music Australia (5307654)
- 1 - - - -
Top 100
  • Released: August 2008
  • Label:
  • Note: 5×CD set
11 - - - - -
At Schönbrunn, Vienna
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra and The Platin Tenors)
  • Released: November 2008
  • Label: Universal Music (06025 1705763 0)
- 76 - - - -
Live in Australia
  • Released: December 2008
  • Label: Universal Music (06025 1799206 1)
97 14 - 31 - -
Ich tanze mit dir in den Himmel hinein / Dancing Through the Skies / Passionnément
  • Released: February 2008
  • Label: Universal Music (06025 1787486 2)
99 - - - - -
Live in Vienna
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 2008 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 174564)
- - - - - -
Masterpieces
  • Released: April 2009
  • Label: Philips (5318140)
- 9 - - - -
You'll Never Walk Alone
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: May 2009
  • Label: Universal Music (06025 2706010 1)
80 2 - 4 - -
Best of André Rieu
  • Released: May 2009
  • Label: Sony (8869752243-2)
- 23 - - - -
Á Toi
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Music (272577-5)
- - - - - -
My Music My Life
  • Released: October 2009
  • Label: Universal Music (2718509)
- 83 - 35 - -
Live in Sydney 2009
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: Universal Music (2726776)
- 51 - - - -
Forever Vienna
  • Released: December 2009 (UK and IRE)
  • Label: Universal Music (0600753238790)
- - - 18 - 2
Celebrates Christmas and New Year
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Motif (MOTIF2007)
- - - - - 91
Dreaming
  • Released: February 2010 (UK)
  • Label: Decca (5893062)
- - - - - 94
The Magic Of André Rieu
  • Released: May 2010 (UK)
  • Label: Motif (MOTIF008)
- - - - - -
Live in Concert
  • Released: May 2010 (UK)
  • Label: Motif (MOTIF009)
- - - - - 43
Rosen Aus Dem Süden / You Raise Me Up
  • Released: May 2010
  • Label: Universal Music (0602527384924)
- 8 - 5 - 38
André Rieu presents Mirusia, Always & Forever
(with Mirusia)
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: Universal Music Australia (533 0693)
34 17 - - - -
Moonlight Serenade
(with His Johann Strauss Orchestra))
  • Released: November 2010
  • Label: Universal Music Australia (533 0693)
100 17 - 38 - 4
New Years Eve Concert
  • Released: 2011 (UK)
  • Label: Motif (MOTIF017)
- - - - - -
Hits & Evergreens
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Polydor / Universal Music (533 2282)
- - - - - -
And the Waltz Goes On
  • Released: October 2011
  • Label: Universal Music (0602527846101)
63 - - - - -
Waltzing in Europe
  • Released: April 2012
  • Label: Motif (MOTIF2005)
- - - - - 63
December Lights / Joyeux Noël
  • Released: December 2012
  • Label: Universal Music (0602537123292)
24 - - - - 53
In Love with Maastricht
  • Released: March 2013
  • Label: Decca (3728091)
- - - - - 53
Rieu Royale
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: March 2013
  • Label: Universal Music (0602537373208)
3 - - - - 40
Mother & Child - Lullabies The Whole World Loves
  • Released: April 2013
  • Label: Universal Music
- 16 - - - -
Classic Album Selections
  • Released: April 2013
  • Label: Universal Music (0600753386811)
  • Note: 5× CD set
98 - - - - -
Magic of the Movies
  • Released: October 2013
  • Label: Universal Music (060255707443 7)
- 50 - - - -
Celebrates ABBA / Music of the Night
  • Released: October 2013
  • Label: Polydor (3753681)
24 10 42 34 67 4
Christmas Collection
(with His Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: December 2013
  • Label: Polydor (3753681)
92 - - - - -
Love Letters
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: February 2014
  • Label: Polydor (0602537713868)
- - - - - 35
Magic of the Musicals
  • Released: April 2014
  • Label: Universal Music (0602537839667)
34 17 - - - 42
Love in Venice / Eine Nacht in Venedig
  • Released: November 2014
  • Label: Universal Music (0602537946327)
15 - 50 - 98 4
Best of Christmas
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: December 2014
  • Label: Universal Music (4714049)
- 46 - - 95 83
Magic of the Violin
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: May 2015
  • Label: Universal Music (060254725817)
- - - 28 - 36
Roman Holiday
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 2015
  • Label: Universal Music (0602547472403)
43 39 - - - 8
Magic of the Waltz
  • Released: April 2016
  • Label: Polydor (4783783)
- 34 - 35 - 16
Viva Olympia
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: August 2016
  • Label: Polydor (0602557074437)
- - - - - 42
Falling in Love
  • Released: October 2016
  • Label: Polydor (5707923)
- 20 - 22 - 7
Amore
  • Released: November 2017
  • Label: Polydor (0602557900262)
72 - - 20 82 7
Romantic Moments II
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 2018
  • Label: Universal Music (8719326407906)
6 27 - - - 22
Happy Days
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 2019
  • Label: Universal Music (7444754878899)
26 25 60 - 82 6
Jolly Holiday / Fröhliche Winterzeit
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 2020
  • Label: Universal Music (7444754881820)
7 10 18 25 94 6
Happy Together
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: November 2021
  • Label: Universal Music (744475488789)
28 28 63 - 71 5

Videos[edit]

List of videos, with selected certifications
Title Details Certifications
Strauß & Co / Strauss & Co / Strauss & Co
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Polygram Video (045850-3)
Wiener Melange / The Vienna I Love
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Polygram Video (637986-3)
In Concert
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Polygram Video (045412-3)
Au Zénith de Paris
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 1998
  • Label: Universal France (061 932–2)
Romantic Moments
(with Johann Strauss Orchestra)
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Universal Music (635 690–2)
La Vie est Belle
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: Mawa Film (MAWA 610)
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[34]
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Mawa Film (MAWA 1203)
Dreaming
  • Released: 2002 (US)
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17152)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
Tour D'Amour / Love Around the World
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Universal (065323-9)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
The Best of Live
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Mawa Films
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
Croisière Romantique / Romantic Paradise
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Universal
Live in Dublin
  • Released: 2003
  • Label: Polydor (060249865997)
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[34]
Der Fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Polydor (0602498681169)
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[34]
The Christmas I Love / Christmas with Andre Rieu
  • Released: 2004
  • Label: Denon (COZ 17349)
Songs From My Heart - Aus Meinem Herzen (Live in Maastricht)
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Polydor (0602498758083)
Christmas Around the World / Weihnachten Rund um die Welt
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: Polydor (0602498747063)
New York Memories (Live at Radio City Music Hall)
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Polydor (0602517135796)
  • ARIA: 8× Platinum[34]
  • BPI: Platinum[32]
In Wonderland
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Polydor
Live in Vienna
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: André Rieu Studios (1758424)
  • ARIA: 3× Platinum[34]
  • BPI: Platinum[32]
New Year's Eve in Vienna
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Polydor
Romance
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Polydor (060251753896)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
On Holdiday
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Polydor
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
On His Way to New York
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Polydor
Love Songs
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (176 8728)
Gala Concert
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (176 8832)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[34]
Live in Maastricht II
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (1790573 3)
Live in Australia
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (1793514 3)
The 100 Greatest Moments
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (1778144 3)
  • Note: 3× DVD
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[37]
Ich tanze mit dir in den Himmel hinein / Dancing Through the Skies
  • Released: February 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[37]
Champagne Melodies
  • Released: August 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD
At Schönbrunn, Vienna
(with The Johann Strauss Orchestra and The Platin Tenors)
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (060251705763 0)
  • ARIA: 10× Platinum[34]
  • BPI: Platinum[32]
Live in Maastricht 3
  • Released: September 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602527171500)
I Lost My Heart in Heidelberg
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (060252727543 7)
Forever Vienna
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD
Live in Sydney
  • Released: November 2009
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602527392424)
  • ARIA: 5× Platinum[37]
Gala: Live in de Arena
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0600753261057)
My African Dreams
  • Released: August 2010
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602527484426)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Live in Maastricht 4)
  • Released: October 2010
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602527508320)
Roses from the South - Live in Dublin
  • Released: November 2010
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602527543253)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[38]
  • BPI: Platinum[32]
Under the Stars (Live in Maastricht V)
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537007974)
And the Waltz Goes On - Vienna, City of My Dreams
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (06025278059000)
Fiesta Mexicana!
  • Released: September 2011
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (00602527697888)
From Maastricht With Love - The Collection
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537078899)
  • Note: 6× DVD set
Magic of the Movies
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Universal Music DVD
Home for Christmas
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: December 2012
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537123339)
  • ARIA: 2× Platinum[41]
  • BPI: Platinum[32]
25 Jahre Johann Strauss Orchester / Happy Birthday!
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537280940)
Rieu Royale (Coronation Concert Live in Amsterdam)
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (060253739997 0)
Live in Brazil
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537343621)
Christmas Around The World / The Christmas I Love
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (3756999)
  • Note: 2× DVD
Magic of the Musicals
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: May 2014
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537839667)
Love in Venice: The 10th Anniversary Concert
  • Released: November 2014
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602537946365)
Magic of the Violin
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602547258212)
Wonderful World - Live in Maastricht
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602547472250)
Magic of the Waltz
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602547647805)
Falling in Love in Maastricht
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602557149098)
Christmas in London
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Universal Music DVD (0602557179613)
Christmas Down Under: Live from Sydney
(with His Johan Strauss Orchestra & Choir)
  • Released: 2019 (US)
  • Label: Decca (5487884)

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Further reading[edit]

  • Rieu, Marjorie (2000). André Rieu: My Music, My Life. Naarden: Strengholt. ISBN 90 5860 0637.

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